Sunday, October 26, 2008

A little about St Bernadette

She is one of my blogs patron saints! (and one of my Confirmation names!!!) I will post about St Therese of Lisieux later!

Saint Bernadette (born Marie-Bernarde Soubirous; January 7, 1844 – April 16, 1879), was a miller's daughter from the town of Lourdes in southern France. From February 11 to July 16, 1858, she reported eighteen apparitions of "a Lady". Despite initial skepticism from the Catholic Church, these claims were eventually declared to be worthy of belief after a canonical investigation, and the apparition is known as Our Lady of Lourdes. After her death, Bernadette's body remained incorrupt, and the shrine at Lourdes went on to become a major site for pilgrimage, attracting millions of Catholics each year. On December 8, 1933 she was canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church; her Feast Day is celebrated on April 16.

(from wikipedia, i have to get going to lifeteen, i will do a more detailed, self-written bio later!!!)

XOXO*Little Mary

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